October 04, 2016 // Franchising.com // Orlando, Fla. - uBreakiFix announced significant growth for the third quarter of 2016, reporting a total of 29 new stores, closing the third quarter with 241 locations in operation across North America.
In 2015, uBreakiFix opened a total of 63 stores. In 2016, the brand has already opened 79 stores within the first three quarters, with the fourth quarter projected to be the strongest yet, with 34 slated openings, bringing the entire store total to 275 by year end. Highest growing third quarter markets included Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and Connecticut. The brand also opened stores in three new markets: Vancouver, B.C.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Boston.
“Our year-to-date growth is the ultimate testament to the value of our work in an increasingly tech-driven society,” said Justin Wetherill, co-founder and president of uBreakiFix. “This magnitude of growth wouldn’t be possible without our committed team of franchisees, our diligent corporate team and our loyal customers who inspire us to improve our systems and processes every day.”
“Exceptional customer service is the foundation upon which uBreakiFix was built,” Wetherill continued. “We strive to maintain and continuously improve the customer experience even as we grow. We’ve taken extra steps to safeguard the consistency and quality to which our customers are accustomed.”
On Aug. 30, the brand also announced significant growth plans in the Canadian market, including a 22-store deal with partnership group UBIFNorth that will more than double the brand’s presence in Canada. At the close of the third quarter, uBreakiFix had 14 stores open in Canada, with six more projected to open by year end and 54 more in development.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to become a trusted resource in the Canadian marketplace,” Wetherill said. “Our vision is to continue expanding our reach in order to serve consumers around the world.”
uBreakiFix expects to open 34 new stores during the fourth quarter in both new and existing markets, bringing the goal for 2016 store openings to 113. The brand plans to expand its presence in New Jersey, Florida and Texas open in new markets across the U.S. and Canada, including: Reno, Nev.; Boise, Idaho; Bethesda, Maryland; Calgary, Alta.; and Halifax, N.S. The company is on track to have 275 stores by the end of December 2016, with 255 stores in the U.S. and 20 in Canada.
uBreakiFix specializes in same-day repair service of small electronics, mending cracked screens, water damage, software issues, camera issues and most other technical problems in its stores.
uBreakiFix was founded in 2009 by a savvy millennial duo, Justin Wetherill and David Reiff, who married their skillsets with Eddie Trujillo to offer a brick and mortar alternative tech repair option that was quick, affordable and provided a quality customer experience. By filling a gap in the repair marketplace, the company has grown organically without debt, investors or consultants.
The company began franchising in 2013 and partnered with Jordan Socran in 2014 to bring the brand to the Canadian marketplace. In 2016, uBreakiFix partnered with investment group UBIFNorth to double the brand’s Canadian presence with a 22-store expansion deal.
Founded in 2009, uBreakiFix specializes in the repair of small electronics, ranging from smartphones, game consoles, tablets, computers and everything in between. Cracked screens, water damage, software issues, camera issues, and most any other problem can be repaired by visiting uBreakiFix stores across the U.S. and in Canada. For more information, visit ubreakifix.com.